History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

The Lucas Family has a rich history as unique as the families they’ve served for over a century.

In the 1860’s, Lucas Funeral Homes got its start in Funeral Service when Wingate H. Lucas first sold pine boxes/coffins from his wagon and homestead. Later this endeavor culminated with three of his sons (Wink, Dave, and Joe) opening a general store in Grapevine, Texas. The general store sold groceries, dry goods, farm implements and coffins. 

In 1910, both Wink and Dave died - and, J.T. Lucas, Sr. (Joe)  acquired the Lucas Funeral Business, along with the Grocery, Furniture, and Implements. J.T. Lucas, Sr., better known as “Uncle Joe” had five sons, of which four became Morticians: Robert Lee (Bob) was the first to receive his license; Wingate Clemons (Mann) was the second son; and then J.T., Jr. and L.B. (Zippy) Lucas. Over the years Lucas Funeral Home expanded into other communities, Bob Lucas established the Ft. Worth funeral home in 1929, Zippy Lucas established the first funeral home in the City of Hurst in 1962 and J.T. Lucas continued to operate the funeral home in Grapevine.

As the older Lucas generations retired or passed away the family business was ultimately purchased by James (Jim) N. Lucas Sr., grandson of Bob Lucas. Jim along with his mother, Mildred Nimmo Lucas, sons Bobby and Jimmy, cousin Mark (Zippy's grandson) and Helen Jean (J.T. Jr's daughter) still operate the business. As North Texas has grown, so have the Lucas Family of Funeral Homes and Cremation Services. The Lucas family now serves families in Keller, Burleson, and  Mansfield (Blessing Funeral Home). In Ft. Worth the Lucas and Williams families joined together to create an African American and Caucasian Funeral Home. The Lucas family is also proud to operate Calvario Casa Funeraria on the North Side and Robertson Mueller Harper on 8th Ave next to Baylor All Saints Hospital.

Our Valued Staff

  • Jim Lucas

    Jim Lucas Funeral Director & Owner

  • Jimmy Lucas

    Jimmy Lucas Funeral Director & Owner

  • Jordan Rupp

    Jordan Rupp Funeral Director & Location Leader

  • Alyssa Mathews

    Alyssa Mathews Funeral Director

  • Bill  Conley

    Bill Conley Funeral Director

  • Megan Wilson

    Megan Wilson Funeral Director

  • Janis Boterf

    Janis Boterf Administrative Assistant/Visitation Attendant


  • Jean Crawford

    Jean Crawford Visitation Attendant

  • Mark Lucas Kelly

    Mark Lucas Kelly Director of Community Relations & Celebrant